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Our firm employs over 175 individuals in a variety of areas including accounting, computer information services, human resources, library science, marketing, office services, as well as paralegals and legal secretaries. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.

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CHIEF TALENT OFFICER

TheHartford office of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, a law firm with more than 175 attorneys in CT, NY and D.C., is seeking a firm wide Chief Talent Officer (“CTO”) to lead the firm’s strategic human resources function and to provide leadership to the firm as a whole on human capital issues. As one of four chief administrators at the firm, the CTO reports to the Managing Partner and develops, coordinates and implements firm wide policies and programs encompassing all aspects of the Firm’s human resources functions and diversity & inclusion (“D&I”) initiatives. The CTO oversees human resources for lawyer and non-lawyer staff, D&I, talent management, professional development, benefits, performance management and participates in fostering an organizational culture that is committed to professional excellence, mutual respect and that values differing perspectives and backgrounds. The CTO must have an extensive knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to personnel and benefits matters and knowledge of HR trends and best practices. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and an advanced degree, such as a JD or MBA, is preferred along with SHRM certification. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible management experience working in a law firm or other professional services environment overseeing the talent, compensation and benefits functions. The CTO’s role includes the oversight of the design and implementation of the Firm’s initiatives to effectively attract, recruit and retain a diverse staff and attorney workforce. It is essential that the CTO possess outstanding interpersonal skills and exhibit poise, the ability to build consensus and lead through influence. The CTO must be accessible, direct, transparent, and possess a collaborative working style that motivates and inspires colleagues to work hard and well together, offers a clear sense of direction, and holds self and staff accountable. CTO must demonstrate an ability and a willingness to adhere to the Firm’s core values. Additionally, the CTO must possess proficient technology skills, exhibit high energy and demonstrate a strong work ethic.

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/LITIGATION

Shipman & Goodwin LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Connecticut, New York and Washington, D.C., has an opening in its Hartford Office for an experienced Litigation Administrative Assistant to support a team of attorneys in the areas of Complex Tort, Product Liability and Commercial Litigation. Experience organizing/managing litigation files and assisting attorneys with pleadings, discovery and document production is required. Knowledge of state and federal court rules and procedures as well as experience with electronic filing in both state and federal court and the ability to navigate on-line docket systems is also required. The successful candidate will also be responsible for time entry and billing, scheduling of client meetings, travel arrangements, project related work and other administrative tasks. We are seeking a self-starter who possesses a professional demeanor, has excellent communication, organization, computer and technical skills and is able to work with a variety of people in a fast-paced environment. The ability to utilize advanced features of Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook calendaring is necessary.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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